St. Helena, CA


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St. Helena, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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St. Helena Housing Market Information

With 6,088 people, 2,415 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $1,169,669, St. Helena house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, St. Helena real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in St. Helena, accounting for 67.71% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in St. Helena include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 10.58%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.03%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 7.74%).

People in St. Helena primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. St. Helena has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in St. Helena built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in St. Helena built between 1940-1969 ( 26.06%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 16.95%). There's also some housing in St. Helena built between 2000 and later ( 5.62%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in St. Helena. Fully 13.07% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant St. Helena homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding St. Helena real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

St. Helena Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, St. Helena has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. St. Helena real estate appreciated 19.72% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 1.82%, putting St. Helena in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, St. Helena definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in St. Helena that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, St. Helena real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, St. Helena appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 11.53%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 96.77% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in St. Helena. St. Helena appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.41%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.01%.

Importantly, this makes St. Helena one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that St. Helena's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in California.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,341,000 34.0
$1,006,001 - $1,341,000 29.9
$671,001 - $1,006,000 17.7
$537,001 - $671,000 2.8
$402,001 - $537,000 4.1
$268,001 - $402,000 5.9
$134,001 - $268,000 3.7
$67,001 - $134,000 0.9
$0 - $67,000 0.9

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
0.7383100902379 7.67195767195767

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

St. Helena Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
114.82% 4.53% 8 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,216 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 55.80
Renters 44.20
Vacant 13.07

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 5.6
1970 - 1999 51.4
1940 - 1969 26.1
1939 or Older 17.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 67.7
Townhomes 5.9
Small Apt. Buildings 8.0
Apt. Complexes 10.6
Mobile Homes 7.7
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.42
1 Bedroom 9.11
2 Bedrooms 36.90
3 Bedrooms 43.02
4 Bedrooms 5.69
5 or more bedrooms 1.87

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